Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jul 2004 08:45 UTC
Editorial This article describes some of my annoyances in computing. If you had any problems reading this article, then skip this one. It will only be a waste of your time. There are a lot of annoying things in the wonderful world of computing. Of course, nothing is perfect, but that doesn't mean we are not allowed to complain and scream and throw our keyboards at our monitors when yet another irritation pops up.
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by Hassy on Mon 12th Jul 2004 12:26 UTC

I just live with LILO as my bootloader but I might try grub out since some of you guys have pointed out that LILO is slow.

The boot time. I just live with at and does as Jongo and InterDist suggests. Doing other stuff. Most of the time I wander in and power up the PC then going about other business. As I'm somewhat of a gamer I experience the load times there as well. Those are welcomed breaks for a quick bathroom visit, for fectching a bottle of cola or beer (I like beer ;) )

Now for those awful multimedia keys...Yes most of them are plain stupid. Who needs a key to open a browser (In windows that is, in Linux i do use a shortcut key to open up Mozilla) when you need that mouse device to surf the web anyway, unless of course you're hardcore and use Lynx...But as seaslug points out the audio control keys are just great ;) While I do have a speaker set with external volume control at home I don't have it when draging the box to LAN-parties. There I use earphones where I really really don't wanna hunt down the volume control either in-game or in windows all the time.'s much easier to press those buttons on top of the keyboard to increase the volume a tad.

On the quality keyboard thing. I haven't got an expensive MS or Logitech keyboard. I use the Zippy WK-711 slimline keyboard which cost about 40$ (I have no clue if that is expensive since that is what it cost in Denmark, guess where I'm from, and the MS and Logitech usually cost twice that amount). The Zippy keyboard is relly great in my oppinion ;)

On mice and fanatism. Well, I use a mouse and I'm not particular fanatic about it ;)

A final note on a thing that bugs me. I guess we all have tried to have some program crash at some point in time. It might have been an application or it could have been some game. The thing that really annoys me is when they crash and doesn't leave some sort of error. A while ago I was at a LAN-party where a game did this and I just sat there thinking. OK! Let's try to start it again and hopefully this time it'll let me play some more. It did and I'm still puzzled as to what triggered the crash.

Another thing is when a crashed program leaves a useless error message like. An error has occured in address: <some hex numbers here>. Well this can be usefull if youre debuging some application. But when it comes from something like MS Media Player it just plain sucks. I can't use that information to anything but: AHA! Indeed there is an error!.

So long and thanks for all the fish ;)